There’s a rapturous term thrown around by VR enthusiasts: “The Metaverse.” It is a term that comes from the seminal Neal Stephenson science fiction novel Snow Crash, where it described a kind of embodied virtual reality.
Let’s talk about augmented reality versus virtual reality shall we?
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There are two reoccurring themes in the reports out of this past weekend’s Oculus Connect developers conference in Hollywood.
WARNING: Contains Opinions.